Arts-in-Education Outreach

Introducing our Youth to the Arts

For the past 14 years, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts has been providing programming to the students of Lucia Mar Unified School District free of charge. Each year about 6,000 students enjoy a professional, educational and entertaining performance at the Clark Center. For many of the children it is their first experience in a professional performing arts center.

The excitement in the theatre is amazing before the show starts; children are dressed in their finest, they are nervously chattering and looking into all the corners of the room, and wondering what is behind the big curtain. As the lights go down, a hush moves through the auditorium, eyes are wide with wonder as the big curtain opens and the show begins.

Imagine being a part of this wonderful experience!

In the spring of each year, a volunteer committee of retired educators, administrators and community members select five shows for the following school year. Performances feature dancing, music, storytelling and experiments! Performers come from all over the world and from our backyard via student performances, PCPA and other local productions.

The goal of the Clark Center is to continue to provide these programs free of charge to the students. To do this, we need help from the community.


  Premiere Season Performance Class
Exclusivity only one for the season* n/a n/a n/a
Tickets to Clark Center Season Performances
(Please note: due to restricted seating available for the student matinees, complimentary sponsor tickets are for our Clark Center Season Shows, which can be found in our Season Brochure.)
4 tickets to
all Clark Center Clark Center Season performances
2 tickets to
three Clark Center Season performances of your choice
2 tickets
one Clark Center Season performance of your choice
Hosted pre-performance and intermission reception in Gudrun Grell Salon for up to 30 guests (Clark Center to provide light appetizers, desserts and beverages) 2 times per year 1 time per year n/a n/a
Logo in 25,000 season brochures that are mailed and distributed throughout San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties largest medium n/a n/a
Premium reserved parking at show Two spots at any Clark Center Season performance n/a n/a n/a
Verbal recognition from the stage before each Arts-in-Education Outreach Season performance x x At sponsored performances n/a
Advertising opportunity in performance program Full color half-page ad in program for all Association season performances Full color quarter-page ad in program for all Association season performances Full color eighth-page ad in program for all Association season performances n/a
Name/logo recognition on Arts-in-Education Outreach page of Clark Center Association season show programs x x x x
Name/Logo on posters and flyers x x x x
Logo and link on Clark Center website x x x x
Association Giving Circle Membership and associated benefits - see Membership Brochure for details Aficionado Guardian Contributor Friend
  *Our Premiere Sponsorship has been claimed for our 2017-18 Season. Thank you South County Education Foundation! $5,000 $3,000 $1,500 $250

CLICK HERE to download our 2017-18 Arts-in-Education Outreach Sponsorship Brochure

If you are interested in becoming a Clark Center Arts-in-Education Outreach Sponsor, please contact our Development Director, Wendy-Marie Martin, at (805) 489-4196 x207 or via email at

CLICK HERE to see our Arts in Education 2018-19 Season Order Form for non-LMUSD School Groups.

CLICK HERE to see our 2017-18 Arts-in-Education Outreach Season and get caught up on what shows our students’ will be invited to attend this season

Premier Sponsor

Season Sponsor

Season Sponsor

Class Sponsor

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Clark Center Performing Arts Association